School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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37 S. Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

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Phone: (312) 629-6100
2013-2014 Tuition
$40,590
tuition and fees
Students
2,622
enrolled
30%
male /
70%
female
Admissions
Jun. 1
application deadline
78.3%
accepted

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Summary

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,622 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $40,590 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) provides a leading global vision for the education of artists, designers, and others who shape contemporary art practice. SAIC's primary purpose is to foster the conceptual and technical education of artists, designers, and scholars in a highly professional, studio-oriented, and academically rigorous environment, encouraging excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation.
SAIC is committed to interdisciplinary exploration, and students are encouraged to think creatively and to develop the self-motivation necessary for life as a practicing artist, designer, and scholar in the twenty-first century. SAIC enriches its strong studio program with a first-rate, nationally and regionally accredited liberal arts education, and has one of the largest art history departments in the nation. SAIC is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, home to the nation's second-largest art scene that includes world-class museums, galleries, alternative spaces, and arts organizations. Chicago itself is a vital part of SAIC, as a source of social and cultural activities and the stimulus for ideas and attitudes ultimately expressed through art. Peter Frank, art critic and curator says, "Of all American cities, Chicago has contributed the most solid and distinctive artwork and art thinking. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is at the nucleus of this longstanding distinction."

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A

Applying

When applying to School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1, and the early action deadline is January 3. The application fee at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $65. It has an an acceptance rate of 78.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.3%
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 11:1, and the school has 83.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago include: Fine/Studio Arts, General; Creative Writing; and Visual and Performing Arts, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Fine/Studio Arts, General 93%
Creative Writing 1%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1%

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Student Life

School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,622, with a gender distribution of 30 percent male students and 70 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 3,377
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. School of the Art Institute of Chicago also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 52.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,486.

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Tuition and fees $40,590 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,200 (2013-14)
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